Transformative mediation: In search of a theory of practice

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Transformative mediation has taken hold in certain mediation circles, generated consternation in others, and been the topic of vigorous debate at some professional mediators' conferences. This article argues that a solid grounding in Gestalt-based theory allows the mediator to approach disputants with intentional support for expanding the ground between them, thus supporting mutual recognition and empowerment.

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